Al Sharpton and the NYCLU try to lead a ‘Twitter Rally’ against New York police

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http://twitter.com/#!/TheRevAl/status/212966620895784960

Longtime race-baiter Al Sharpton and the New York Civil Liberties Union tried to organize a “Twitter rally” today to raise a ruckus about the “stop and frisk” policy used by the NYPD to protect residents in high-crime areas. They were also attempting to lay the groundwork for a “silent march” to be held this Sunday in New York City.

As you might expect, the usual left-wing groups and individuals came out of the woodwork to participate, filling Twitter with claims of NYPD racism.

Police PROTECT us NOT PROFILE us. #RacialProfiling #StopandFrisk http://t.co/D90QoCZL #changethenypd #silentmarchnyc @aliciakeys #joinus

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallSt) June 13, 2012

#occupywallstreet Join us on TWITTER right now for a Twitter Rally to get #silentmarchnyc, trendin…: Join us o… http://t.co/ATd3dMCy

— Occupy Wallstreet (@OccupyThestreet) June 13, 2012

Join us on TWITTER right now for a Twitter Rally to get #silentmarchnyc, trendin… http://t.co/P2Zp0Djd #OWS #FB

— Occupy Shakedown St (@OccupyShakedown) June 13, 2012

#StopandFrisk & #RacialProfiling lead 2 racist attacks on our communities. http://t.co/D90QoCZL #silentmarchnyc @kanyewest #joinus

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallSt) June 13, 2012

Last year, the number of times black men ages 14-24 were stopped and frisked exceeded the number of black men in NYC. #SilentMarchNYC

— Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) June 13, 2012

When will we be able to safely walk around our own cities in our own skin?? #SilentMarchNYC #stopandfrisk

— Aisha Satterwhite (@smarttechgirl) June 13, 2012

Institutionalized government discrimination exists. Openly. Today. In New York. #silentmarchnyc

— Pete Nagy (@petenychange) June 13, 2012

Being Black or Brown is not probable cause! End #StopandFrisk & #RacialProfiling http://t.co/pgLWnbXn #changethenypd #silentmarchnyc

— Greg Basta (@GBNYChange) June 13, 2012

S&F has not happened to me, but it has happened to too many people I know, NO JUSTICE NO PEACE #silentmarchnyc

— David F. Russell (@dfr031260) June 13, 2012

#StopandFrisk takes away my human right 2 walk the street & be peaceful: http://t.co/Hbk58LmF On 6/17. Join us at #silentmarchnyc

— NY United (@1nyunited) June 13, 2012

#StopandFrisk Makes innocent kids feel like criminals

— Lorax (@KatG4) June 13, 2012

Because the constitution no longer applies to people of just one color. #silentmarchnyc

— Pete Nagy (@petenychange) June 13, 2012

– Being Black or Brown is not probable cause! End #StopandFrisk & #RacialProfiling http://t.co/wMxDaFdi #changethenypd #silentmarchnyc

— Tamika Mallory (@TamikaDMallory) June 13, 2012

But wait—there’s more!

#StopAndFrisk is the crown jewel in a bonnet of racism as old as this country. #Amerikkka #SilentMarchNYC #WAKEUP #KILLURTV

— Deep Ecomedy (@DeepEcomedy) June 13, 2012

Stop and frisk is racist! #silentmarchNYC

— Michelle Hilliard (@locksy) June 13, 2012

Police should be PROTECT us NOT PROFILE us. #RacialProfiling #StopandFrisk http://t.co/pgLWnbXn #changethenypd #silentmarchnyc

— Greg Basta (@GBNYChange) June 13, 2012

http://twitter.com/DTLAL/statuses/212981819539329025

A brief effort was made to work this into a previous (failed) liberal hashtag:

Hey Twitters, you want #LiberalismIn4Words? How Bout #EndStopAndFrisk – Join us at #silentmarchnyc

— Greg Basta (@GBNYChange) June 13, 2012

And, naturally, NYPD was condemned for “criminalizing” youth by arresting them for—wait for it—breaking the law. Crazy, right?

Stop & frisk dives the # 1 arrest in NYC – marijuana possession – that has criminalized tens of thousands of youth of color #silentmarchnyc

— VOCAL-NY (@VOCALNewYork) June 13, 2012

In an effort to grow and direct the “Twitter rally,” the NYCLU tried to inspire its followers to participate.

RT: I #silentmarchnyc because…

— NYCLU (@NYCLU) June 13, 2012

Some folks didn’t quite seem to get the picture:

RT: I #silentmarchnyc because…

— NYCLU (@NYCLU) June 13, 2012

RT: I #silentmarchnyc because…

— NYCLU (@NYCLU) June 13, 2012

nyclu: RT: I #silentmarchnyc because… NYCLU

— NYCLU radio (@NYCLUradio) June 13, 2012

In the end, the NYCLU was forced to resort to Twitter bribery in order to elicit the desired responses:

We'll give you a shout-out if you pledge to #silentmarchnyc to end abusive police practices #changetheNYPD #abetterNYPD

— NYCLU (@NYCLU) June 13, 2012

The NYCLU is giving shout-outs to people who use #silentmarchnyc because social justice tweeps deserves a twitter shout-out!

— NYCLU (@NYCLU) June 13, 2012

Naturally, the proven premise behind “stop and frisk”—that establishing and maintaining order in an area lowers crime and increases residents’ safety—was equated with terrorism:

I #silentmarchnyc because we let broken window policy that led to #StopandFrisk policy terrorize communities, how much r we gonna take?

— Messiah Rhodes (@rhodesmessiah) June 13, 2012

Al Sharpton wasn’t about to miss this opportunity to come up with a poorly-constructed rhyme and inflict it on the world.

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE #silentmarchnyc JUNE 17TH!

— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) June 13, 2012

Nor could he ignore the impulse to engage in some good, old-fashioned shouting (which didn’t go unnoticed):

#SilentMarchNYC NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK'S TAMIKA D. MALLORY & NAACP'S MARVIN BING TO LEAD COMMUNITY WALK THROUGH… http://t.co/0zt6g130

— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) June 13, 2012

WHY R WE YELLING IF SILENT? MT @TheRevAl #SilentMarchNYC NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK'S TAMIKA D. MALLORY & NAACP'S MARVIN BING TO LEAD COMM.WALK

— Kimberly C (@conkc2) June 13, 2012

#BATHSALTCAPS! RT @TheRevAl: #SilentMarchNYC NATIONAL ACTION NETWORKS TAMIKA D. MALLORY & NAACP'S MARVIN BING TO LEAD COMMUNITY WALK THROUGH

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) June 13, 2012

If Sunday’s planned “silent march” is anything like today’s “Twitter rally,” we can clearly expect more bad rhymes, shouting, and assaults on the English language from Sharpton, the NYCLU, and the classy folks that brought you the lovely Zuccotti Park encampment.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/13/al-sharpton-and-the-nyclu-try-to-lead-a-twitter-rally-against-new-york-police/

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